mix masters

mac makes their favorite beauty bloggers into cosmetics moguls.

by nylon

NYLON tagged along with the nine lucky beauty bloggers M.A.C flew to their factory outside Toronto to create their own shades (each made either a Lip Glass or an eye shadow).

The factory itself was fascinating (yes, our Factory Girl has visited—back in 2006), but not as fascinating as the bloggers themselves, who came from as far as California to participate.

Each was full of inspiration (Temptalia's Christine Mielke referenced a Beanie Baby and an emerald earring; Afrobella's Patrice Yursik brought a copy of Prince's Purple Rain) and the shades themselves were super cool (Beauty Blogging Junkie's Amber Katz mixed the perfect shimmering brown shadow Sparkle Neely Sparkle, and Beauty Maverick's Lily Nima created an amazing persimmon-colored lip shade called Caqui).

Pick up our June/July issue for more about the project, and choose your favorites, which will be available exclusively online from June 21 through August 2nd.

Lily Nima tests lip gloss.

Patrice Yursik of Afrobella with her color.

Christine Mielke's green shades.

Wendy Lam of Nitrolicious

How cool is this?

Bloggers will be bloggers...

A close-up of the gloss.

Check out Patrice's fantastic manicure.